Hi - we are StartGlocal and we support you with your start-up idea.

Our mission

Putting an idea on paper and creating a first prototype is easier said than done. It is a long and bumpy road from the start-up idea to the finished start-up. We are here to support you!

Global Spirit for Local Start-ups - We use global know-how, techniques and ideas to promote the local start-up culture at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and network it regionally.

We are scouting, coaching, guiding and motivating

In addition to detailed consultations, we have also prepared a number of workshops for you on how to set up a business. Various events and competitions with great prizes are also waiting for you.

Our network

As a university we are well networked. We have good contacts to the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the local authorities, offices and many other institutions that can help you. We will not leave you alone. We also accompany you on your way to the immigration office to ensure a good exchange of information.

Not only our work and your start-up ideas should be established sustainably. For every milestone in our project we plant a tree in our Glocal Forest.

Our university members

Students and employees of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences can enjoy a large and innovative offer of workshops, business idea competitions, coaching and other support services for their start-up ideas.

StartGlocal offers various ways of support to university members :

  • Start-up consulting
  • Business Idea competitions
  • Workshops for the promotion of entrepreneurial know-how
  • Events with networking opportunities
  • Infrastructure to further develop your business ideas

Our supporters and sponsors

Start-ups are of great strategic importance for Germany as a business location: they drive innovation, are the engine of structural change and create jobs of the future.

Universities play a decisive role as think tanks for innovative start-up projects. For this reason, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy supports universities that have submitted convincing project proposals for the sustainable expansion of their start-up activities with the EXIST-Potential funding competition.

The project “StartGlocal - Global Spirit for Local Start-ups” is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the European Social Fund as part of the EXIST programme.

Our local and global companies

The regional industry should also profit from StartGlocal and be included. Shape the regional start-up culture with us!

StartGlocal offers various opportunities to companies to get started:

  • Become a mentor for our students who are interested in starting their own business
  • Share your expert knowledge at start-up related workshops and events
  • Present your company as a best practice example
  • Profit from the exchange with our students

Interested in becoming a mentor and/or consultant in our StartGlocal project?
Leave us your contact details and some information here - we will get back to you!

Become a mentor/consultant!

Students and staff members can look forward to a broad and innovative offer of workshops, business idea competitions, coaching and further possibilities for their start-up ideas. The regional economy should also benefit and be explicitly included. Shape the regional start-up culture with us!

— Dr. Gerhard Heusipp, StartGlocal Project Director


We are scouts, coaches, marketeers and mentors. Learn more about the StartGlocal team members.

Our work

News, events and stories about StartGlocal and our start-ups

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